with the waves making their way to the shore, and she as my witness. i will keep in mind:
1. suck it up
manila would have changed. as i have changed, tremendously. and thinking that everything will all be the same is probably expecting too much. i expect a lot of changes. and whining would not help at all. so suck it up jeriboi. life is not over, in fact it is just beginning... again.
2. suspend judgement
am the world's greatest complainer. and if there is one place in the whole wide world that has earned my ire, that would have been manila. i would complain every chance i get. how the weather is too hot, how the air is too polluted, how the traffic is so goddamned slow. but, i think i have to give manila a chance to redeem herself. it cannot be that bad. and even if it is, there would be friends and family.
3. davao and manila are not the same
davao has been home in the past five years. in fact, i wanted it to be home for me going forward. but manila is still a home. and thinking how much better one place over the other might not be fair. for both places.
am writing these things, because things would be a blur in the next few days. there are things to look forward to in manila. as there would be a lot of memories that would occupy my perception of things.
and my biggest problem is packing into bags and boxes, five years of a life. now that sucks.